Village Board Meeting
August 14, 2013
This meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by President Schraufnagel. Roll call showed all members present. Also in attendance were Katie Petrick of the Dodge County Pionier, Chief Mireski, Shannon Barniskis, Connie Krueger, Roger Kittelson, Jeffrey Kellner, Vic Lutz, Brian Koll and Jenna Rhein.
Motion by Pr. Schraufnagel, seconded by Tr. Liimatainen to approve the previous meeting’s minutes as distributed by email. Motion carried.
Bob Lloyd of the School District of Lomira was not present for the meeting.
Motion by Tr. Schroeder, seconded by Tr. Hanke to approve August bills as follows: General Fund $88,919.78, Utility Fund $17,283.98, Promotional Fund $3,250.00, Crime Prevention Fund $318.06. Motion carried.
Motion by Tr. Davis, seconded by Pr. Schraufnagel to grant an operator’s liquor license to Anthony Rodriguez of 525 Third Street, Lomira. Motion carried.
Motion by Pr. Schraufnagel, seconded by Tr. Liimatainen to reimburse residents, Luedtke Lumber and Brasch’s Piggly Wiggly for remaining Village refuse bags at wholesale cost after new refuse collection service is implemented by January 31, 2014. Motion carried. Village residents with remaining refuse bags will need to turn in their unused bags to the Village Clerk for reimbursement by check.
Motion by Tr. Liimatainen, seconded by Tr. Schroeder to appropriate $5,000 to replace trench drains in the firehouse. Motion carried. The Department of Public Works will replace the trench drains.
Brian Koll read the monthly Department of Public Works report.
Chief Mireski read the monthly Police Department report.
Shannon Barniskis read the monthly Library report.
Tr. Schroeder reported for the Streets, Utilities and Solid Waste Committee that at the August 28th Board meeting, the board will vote on which refuse collection company to contract with in 2014. The choices are Advanced Disposal or Waste Management.
Tr. Liimatainen and Chief Mireski reported for the Rules and Regulations Committee that they are working on a new ordinance for the new refuse collection system, as well as an updated dog ordinance.
Tr. Davis reported for the Communications and Technology Committee that he will be further examining the municipal building phone system, computers and new Village website.
Motion by Tr. Davis, seconded by Tr. Hanke to convene to closed session at 7:58pm per WI Stats. 19.85(1)(e) and (f) to discuss issues related to McMahon Associates contract and adjourn. The Board did not reconvene in open session. Motion carried by roll call vote.
Jenna Rhein Clerk/Treasurer
Village Board Meeting
August 28, 2013
This meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by President Schraufnagel. Roll call showed all members present. Also in attendance were Katie Petrick of the Dodge County Pionier, Chief Mireski, Bob Lloyd, Jason Johnson, Brian Koll and Jenna Rhein.
Motion by Tr. Liimatainen, seconded by Tr. Stasson to approve the previous meeting’s minutes as emailed. Motion carried.
Bob Lloyd of the School District of Lomira gave a brief presentation on the future of the school district. The school district is currently negotiating plans to remodel the existing school or construct a new school. Bob Lloyd briefly discussed the four options available, all of which will be discussed further at upcoming meetings.
Motion by Tr. Schroeder, seconded by Tr. Hanke to grant Lomira Area Chamber of Commerce a temporary Class B liquor license for September 1, 2013 to sell at Sterr Park, Lomira. Motion carried.
According to the 2013-2015 budget (2013 Wisconsin Act 20), the state created Wis. Stats. 66.0602(2m)(b), which declares on or after July 2, 2013, if a municipality adopts a new fee or a fee increase for covered services (which were partly or wholly funded in 2013 by property tax levy), that municipality must reduce its levy limit in the current year by the amount of the new fee or fee increase, less any previous reductions. Covered services include garbage collection, fire protection, snow plowing, street sweeping and storm water management. Clerk Jenna Rhein reported that if the Village increases the fee for refuse collection, that amount will need to be deducted from the tax levy because the charge would be billed to residents; therefore, the cost for garbage collection will be offset by the revenue from residents and the Village will no longer have a deficit in the refuse collection system. Brian Koll questioned if the current revenue for bag sales, which is paid by Brasch’s Piggly Wiggly and Luedtke Lumber, is considered a current refuse collection fee, and if so, would that need to be deducted from the tax levy. Clerk Rhein and the Board agreed more research should be completed on the Village’s circumstance with the possible levy.
Motion by Tr. Schroeder, seconded by Tr. Lefeber to approve the three year contract proposal from Advanced Disposal for refuse and recycling services for the period beginning January 1, 2014. Motion carried with Tr. Stasson nay.
Motion by Pr. Schraufnagel, seconded by Tr. Hanke to table assessing refuse and recycling fees on quarterly utility bills or annual property taxes until the next meeting. Motion carried.
Motion by Tr. Stasson, seconded by Tr. Liimatainen to approve payment to Harvey Hengeveld for labor to install steel roof on public works garage in the amount of $9,401.90. Motion carried.
The Board reviewed the schedule of business liquor licenses and cigarette licenses. The previous license increase was in 2007. The Board will hold a hearing on Wednesday, September 25 and vote on the matter at the Board meeting on that date.
Motion by Pr. Schraufnagel, seconded by Tr. Davis to adjourn at 8:51pm. Motion carried.
Jenna S. Rhein